We’re here to help you explore your options and find the program that is the best fit for your interests and aspirations. Whether through the events we offer, our skilled academic advisers or our passionate Student Ambassadors, we give prospective Huskies ample opportunities to plug-in with UW Environment. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note that, until further notice, we are currently taking precautionary health measures by suspending in-person campus visits and appointments. Virtual student appointments with our pre-major advisor are available via Zoom. “Shadow a UW Environment Husky” in-person meetings are also suspended but are available via Zoom. Please see the instructions below to connect with us virtually.

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Advising appointments

We encourage prospective students to schedule an advising appointment to explore our majors and find the program that is the best match. Parents and family members are welcome to join prospective students for these meetings.

Know which UW Environment major you want to pursue?

Contact the adviser for that major directly to set up an appointment.

Exploring environmental majors?

Contact our Pre-Major Adviser, Barbara Owens, to set up a virtual advising appointment.

Barbara Owens

Barbara Owens

Undergraduate Student Services Specialist and Pre-Major Adviser

Connect with a Student ambassador

Want to know what it’s like to be a student in the College of the Environment? These UW Environment students represent many majors and areas of expertise. They’re excited to share their experiences with prospective Huskies, from how they chose UW and their major to tips for navigating the university selection process. Get to know the ambassadors by exploring their profiles or search by interest areas.

Ask a student ambassador for the inside scoop via email or request a “Shadow a UW Environment Husky” virtual meeting. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email to with the following information:

Subject line: Shadow a UW Environment Husky Request

Body: Your name, hometown, dates/times that you are available (M-F, 8 AM-6 PM), anything that you would like your student ambassador to know about you (please include any academic interests, accessibility requirements, etc.).

Please allow up to 3 business days for an update on the status of your request.

Admissions, etc.

Do you have a question about undergraduate admissions, financial aid, campus tours or majors outside of the College of the Environment? Contact your admissions counselor for more information.